1. More Innovation
Leaving the innovations of the WHOLE WORLD's information technology to the managers of a handful of Cloud companies does not make sense.
Innovation is about NEW ideas; it is difficult to get the best new ideas if it is always from the same OLD group of people (the Cloud).
Imagine you travelled around the world and the landscapes in every country look the same! The same applies to the domination of the Cloud in the information landscape around the world.
Your own Private Cyberspace enabled you to change your information environment and implement your new ideas at anytime, without the need to wait for the Cloud development nor approval.
The Infrastructure Templates enable non-technical people to create new Application Zones for themselves but mixing and matching modules easily.
Having your own private information assets that you have full control and can experiment with endlessly means innovation without limit, creating amazing applications (for personal use or for the whole community) that were not possible before.
With Private Cyberspace you can build, change or just mix and match Module Nodes to create new services without needing technical skills.
Gain independence from the Cloud by setting up your own rules instead of following theirs.
Ownership means you have full visibility and control of your data exclusively at any time:
- NO need to ask others what data they have on you and hope that they give you the true picture, because with citizen computing you decide what data to give to them in the first place.
- NO need to complain that others change their rules of engagement after you have already given them your data, because with citizen computing you set the rules on your data not them.
The problem is not just being forced to view ads when you don't want to view them, another problem is that the ads were NOT there before!
The massive growth of a Cloud service based on no ads has allowed competition to be crushed, so when ad viewing is being forced there is nowhere for the viewers to turn to!
And since you are now forced to view ads, they can now profile your INTERESTS down to how many seconds it takes for you to click the "Skip" button.
With citizen Computing EVERYONE now has access to their OWN computation capabilities and can communicate DIRECTLY with each other using the Internet.
Users NO LONGER need the Cloud to connect with each other, NO LONGER need the Cloud for performance and NO LONGER need the Cloud for free services.
But simple point and click, you control how and which Node to use in your infrastructure, you decide what features, what privacy, what cost, what reliability, what capacity, what speed you want for each application.
Achieve self-determination and prevent undue influence, you no longer need to dance to the tune of the owners of the Cloud.
Earn extra income with your data and from data you collected.
Numerous parties are making a lot of money from your data, whether it is directly as profit or though their increased market valuation.
It is time for you to transfer the money they make from your data back into your own pocket!
One immediate benefit of owning your information asset is the ability to sell it (just like what the Cloud is doing).
You are simply redirecting money for your movements from location data harvesters back to you.
Location data is just a small part of your information asset, other data can be of high value also, for example:
- your contact list (your friends' network, your business contacts etc.)
- your shopping preferences (both online and real stores)
- how long is the wait (e.g. at the hospital emergency department)
- your health (diet, exercise, blood pressure, sleep cycles etc.)
if you managed to collect it someone will probably pay for it.
Citizen Computing allows you to CONTROL what data to give out, for how long, to whom, at what resolution, for what purpose, how much to charge etc. etc.
For example, with Citizen Assisted Contact Tracing the data collected for COVID-19 can be used to create income.